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by argief
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power requirement and DCV theory
Replies: 7
Views: 3425

Re: Power requirement and DCV theory

Thank you both for the responses! @FTrevorGowen: Your data is evident of the problems I have experienced. Burngate wrote: The two supplies will give out different voltages - not very different, but sufficient that they could fight each other. The one with the lower voltage will try to sink current t...
by argief
Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power requirement and DCV theory
Replies: 7
Views: 3425

Power requirement and DCV theory

I know only a little about DC power and electronics. I think just about enough to burn out my pi... That's why a bought 3! I am having power issues consistently with my pi after buying a whole stack of different power supplies. I have bought a number of power supplies for the raspi, but I always see...
by argief
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error
Replies: 12
Views: 23917

Re: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error

@Nevyn_Hira: I think I have managed to resolve the error above. My deduction is that this is firmware related. I have found that various distros have outdated firmware for this chipset. I think their reasoning is that since the vendor (ralink) has not updated the complete driver tar file on the webs...
by argief
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error
Replies: 12
Views: 23917

rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error

I have noticed that this is a common problem with WiFi USB dongles using the RT (Ralink) driver . Please be advised, the Ralink driver (rt2800usb) is not limited to actual "Ralink" devices, but refers to the chipset on your WiFi device. The list of devices using this chipset is endless, and a compre...
by argief
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running Raspberry Pi Headless
Replies: 30
Views: 9081

Re: Running Raspberry Pi Headless

DominicTurner wrote: We have to remember that they [Windows/*nix] are all simply tools suited to different jobs I agree completely. I do realize that Windows has its own "special" corner (albeit dark and secluded, and shrinking by the day :lol: ) in the world of software. However, given the educati...
by argief
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running Raspberry Pi Headless
Replies: 30
Views: 9081

Re: Running Raspberry Pi Headless

Allen wrote: I'm sure you weren't trying to be disingennuous to Windows Actually I was... I used to be a "Windows only" kind of guy, used to hate linux, because (to be REALLY honest) its just so damn hard to do anything... I was just a n00b at linux and I hated it. I hated the fact that I was a sup...
by argief
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB WiFi crash after firmware update
Replies: 0
Views: 503

USB WiFi crash after firmware update

I have updated my firmware to 26 October. Ever since then, the Pi fails completely after I bring my USB WiFi up (ifconfig up). Any advice? This is the first time I have loaded the "new generation" of firmware (1Ghz as needed), on the old firmware I was happily browsing with my WiFi dongle. Is there ...
by argief
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rt5370 (D-Link DWA-125) Wifi not creating wlan0
Replies: 22
Views: 21776

Re: rt5370 (D-Link DWA-125) Wifi not creating wlan0

Hey Guys, with regards to RT5370 chipset. This chipset is used by various devices, I am currently using this chipset successfully with my raspi, although I did struggle in the beginning to get it working. I used this great resource , which finally got it working on my end! It was written by an Ubunt...
by argief
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry Pi As a Wireless Access Point/Router
Replies: 58
Views: 59354

Re: Raspberry Pi As a Wireless Access Point/Router

I'm using RT5370 chipset successfully with my Raspi and hostapd. On ebay you can pick them up for around 4pounds including shipping! They were SO cheap I think I may have bought to many... :D I bought twice from different suppliers, so as long as the picture looks similar it should be the same produ...
by argief
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Web browsing speed on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 54294

Re: Web browsing speed on Raspberry Pi

This thread seem to have gone a little off-topic? I see that the raspi now "officially" supports 1Gz. Im struggling to understand whether I need to enable overclocking in my config.txt or will it just start dynamically overclocking with the new cpu driver and firmware? Everyone is asking how to impl...
by argief
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Samba Performance
Replies: 171
Views: 173728

Re: Samba Performance

I guess it's no secret that SMB is not the most efficient protocol, and given that Win7 comes with native NFS support (Proffesional only) I think it could give us raspi users a bit more juice. See this site for comparison (and screen shots for the non-believers :D ): http://wdtvforum.com/main/index....
by argief
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: File server with auto synch of folders?
Replies: 6
Views: 9554

Re: File server with auto synch of folders?

Here is a comparison of transfer speeds for different networking filesystems: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=5393.0 NFS is faster by far. However, keep in mind that NFS is not that well supported in Windows. There are workarounds, and since Win7 you can install the add-on for NFS support ...
by argief
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: LAMP / Vagrant
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

Re: LAMP / Vagrant

Don't know Vagrant, LAMP is definitely possible on pi
by argief
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Quick question about postfix
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: Quick question about postfix

You should define mynetworks in main.cf
by argief
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: boot stop at colour screen
Replies: 0
Views: 548

boot stop at colour screen

I just had the strangest problem with my raspi. I had to reboot by pulling the power, after I lost network connectivity. (I had my boot partition mounted, I think this was the problem.) On reboot, my raspi would freeze at the colored screen and refuse to go any further. I have 2 raspis :D so I repla...
by argief
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: changing pw /etc/shadow
Replies: 8
Views: 10268

Re: changing pw /etc/shadow

Guys, guys, guys... Although agreed with @Joe Schmoe, there is always a benefit in doing things the hard way. This is afterall and educational project, and your workarounds are all great! It shows a true grasp of the internals of your linux machine. However, in the end you'll find that the most obvi...
by argief
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running Raspberry Pi Headless
Replies: 30
Views: 9081

Re: Running Raspberry Pi Headless

Seeing as this is turning into a round-up of how to get your raspi ip whilst headless, I have two more to add! 1. To get a static IP address for your pi, you can add the following to your cmdline.txt: ip=192.168.0.2::192.168.0.1:255.255.255.0 The line above is a standard kernel parameter, the defini...
by argief
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: CrossDev problem
Replies: 8
Views: 7405

Re: CrossDev problem

Hi, Finally, need to use Intel Miner's build..... Thanks~ @folderman, @intelminer: I feel like such a noop... But can you guys point me to the build? I have tried compiling my own tool chain, using 3 different PC's and a week's worth of compile time, I tried basically every mix of binutils/gcc/glib...

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